Austin College’s Dr. Jeremy Posadas is a presenter this week for the webinar “Liberating People and the Planet: Christian Responses at the Intersection of Economics, Ecology, and Religion” hosted by Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice. The webinar, free and open to the public, is set for June 24, at 11 a.m. (Central Time). Registration is required.
Posadas, associate professor of religious studies and director of Gender Studies at Austin College, will participate in the series’ third session, “Deep Solidarity Rooted in the Web of Life.” He and Dr. Timothy R. Eberhart, associate professor of theology and ecology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will engage in a conversation moderated by environmental sociologist Annika Rieger and Dr. Joerg Rieger of Boston University.
Posadas holds the John F. Anderson Chair of Christian Thought at Austin College and has been a member of its faculty since 2011. After his undergraduate work at The University of Chicago, he completed a master’s degree in divinity at Union Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D. at Emory University.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 50 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and more than 100 expert faculty members allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. Related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Austin College cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. The College, founded in 1849, is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.